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Castallo will replace Jennifer Bresnan

Chris Castallo will replace Jennifer Bresnan as the head of unscripted programming at CBS.

Castallo was promoted to exec veep of alternative at CBS Entertainment from the position of senior veep. The announcement was made hours after CBS exec veep of alternative programming Jennifer Bresnan said she would moving into a consultant role closer to her family in New York.

“Chris is a skilled executive who thinks like a programmer, producer and promoter all at once,” CBS Entertainment prexy Nina Tassler said. “He’s a terrific combination of a hands-on executive with a great vision for the genre, and we look forward to his leadership in this area.”

A six-year vet of CBS after a stint in primetime drama at NBC, Castalllo will oversee both development and current in alternative/reality.

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